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  1. Posts : 6,011
    Windows 10 Pro Build 1709
       24 Nov 2017 #41

    The 3 partitions on the msata is right. System reserved, MSR and Windows.

    Not that I'm aware of, that is the bios looks at at everything and says here are the things I can boot from.
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    Windows 10 Pro Build 1709
       24 Nov 2017 #42


    So if you think you changed something inadvertently when you entered BIOS with F2, did you make any changes to the BIOS when you first got device?
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       24 Nov 2017 #43

    It has been a couple years and I recall having to set the UEFI v Legacy thing.

    Other than that, no.

    However, I was sorta thinking the Safe Boot would have been enabled.
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    Windows 10 Pro Build 1709
       24 Nov 2017 #44

    You mean secure boot?
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    Windows 10 Professional
    Thread Starter
       24 Nov 2017 #45

    Mea culpa, yes. Secure boot.
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    Windows 10 Pro Build 1709
       24 Nov 2017 #46

    I had thought if you had made no changes then you could reset the BIOS to default thereby eliminating any changes you may have made. This is not a good idea if you don't know what changes you made initially.

    Really important to document these things as there is no way we are going to remember this in a year or two.

    Do you have a lot of third party software installed?
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    Thread Starter
       24 Nov 2017 #47

    Not very much at all although I do have a few files that I realized havent been backed up.

    I did the file back ups a few days or more ago.

    Here 8s what happens when the internal shell is activated.

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    I cannot say if default settings had it working.

    I traded for this with it being weeks from new.

    It had been setup and I got it with a new msata and the 2.5 sdd wiped clean.

    I recall the uefi v legacy coming to question and I don't recall if it was during the windows install or if I had to go into BIOS.

    Wait, that was before intel replaced the unit under warranty after a usb port failed.

    When they sent back a new replacement, I believe it was just pop the bits back on/in and it was up and running.
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    Windows 10 Pro Build 1709
       24 Nov 2017 #48

    Okay remove that setting. I did some reading on that and that is for some custom scripts around booting.

    So we know from your early screen shots you boot UEFI as do most modern machines.

    My experience tells me most machines boot on defaults. Some areas of customization are Raid (on, off, level) vs AhCI, and then Overclocking. That is not to say people don't change things like passwords or boot order or boot devices just the machine boots on defaults.

    Now I normally tell people to record what they have in the BIOS so they can reference later. This can be done with phone photos or plain old pencil and paper.

    If you decide you want to do this, enter the BIOS, set it to defaults (docs say F9) then save (F10) and boot. I'm almost 100% sure this will not fix but I would very much like to be proven wrong. Please.

    Not sure how important the files are you missed. I try to keep all my files in my libraries and if I need quick access I place a shortcut on desktop.

    My belief is you will need to re-install your OS and programs.

    Clean Install Windows 10

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       24 Nov 2017 #49

    Restored defaulys.

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    Doesn't look right.
    I was sure it booted UEFI as well.

    Sounds like I'll just have to accept losing the most brilliant and best parts of a particular draft I worked on during a couple 3AM eureka sleep disturbing sessions.
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    Windows 10 Pro Build 1709
       24 Nov 2017 #50

    Absolutely not.

    Do you have another machine? Maybe an external CD/DVD drive?
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